Abrams, David B. (1951–)
David Abrams was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on September 6, 1951. He married Marion Wachtenheim in 1981. He has three children, Tanya, Aaron, and Daniel, who passed away in 2008. He holds a B.Sc. (honors) degree in computer science and psychology from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1974), during which time he studied under Alma Hannon (who also taught Joseph Wolpe, Arnie Lazarus, Terry Wilson, and Ray Rosen). Abrams completed his doctorate in clinical psychology under Terry Wilson at Rutgers University, earning his Ph.D. in 1981, and his internship under David Barlow at Brown University in 1979. Joining the new Division of Behavioral Medicine at Miriam Hospital, founded by Michael Follick, Abrams was the first coordinator of the Behavioral Medicine Risk Factors Clinic.
Abrams is currently Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and...
References and Readings
- Abrams, D. B. (1986). Roles of psychosocial stress, smoking cues, and coping in smoking-relapse prevention. Health Psychology, 5, 91–92.Google Scholar
- Abrams, D. B. (1995). Integrating basic, clinical, and public health research for alcohol-tobacco interactions. In J. B. Fertig & J. P. Allen (Eds.), Alcohol and tobacco: From basic science to policy (NIAAA alcohol research monograph 30). Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.Google Scholar
- Abrams, D. B. (1999). Nicotine addiction: Paradigms for research in the 21st century. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 1(Suppl. 2), S211–S215. PMID: 11768182.Google Scholar
- Abrams, D. B. (2006). Applying transdisciplinary research strategies to understanding and eliminating health disparities. Health Education & Behavior, 33(4), 515–531.Google Scholar
- Abrams, D. B., Leslie, F., Mermelstein, R., Kobus, K., & Clayton, R. R. (2003). Transdisciplinary tobacco use research. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 5(Suppl. 1), S5–S10.Google Scholar
- Abrams, D. B., Rohsenow, D. J., Niaura, R. S., Pedraza, M., Longabaugh, R., Beattie, M. C., et al. (1992). Smoking and treatment outcome for alcoholics: Effects on coping skills, urge to drink, and drinking rates. Behavior Therapy, 23(2), 283–297.Google Scholar
- Cobb, N., & Abrams, D. B. (2011). E-cigarette or drug-delivery device? Regulating novel nicotine products. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(3), 193–195.Google Scholar